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Fronted by ex-Rising singer David McKellar and Stephen McKellar, John Reid, David Stone and Gareth Jamieson. New song which will no doubt end up on their debut album are 'Longtime' and 'Stars'.
One-time Faithless (live) drummer, Andy Treacey worked with John Squire for the initial sessions along with bassist Jonathan White and keyboard player John Ellis in John Squire's garage at his home in the Peak District. He recorded on 'Time Changes Everything' and played live with John throughout 2003 and was replaced by Luke Bullen. Andy Treacey also drummed for Groove Armada for 18 months and many other artists including The Lightning Seeds, Robbie Williams, UNKLE, Dido and many more.
Andy Watts joined John Squire's post-Stone Roses group, The Seahorses a few months after Squire, Chris Helme and Stuart Fletcher had got together to complete the line-up. The band then recorded 'Do It Yourself' quickly and set to touring. Sadly due to musical differences, the Seahorses parted company with Andy before the end of 1997. Andy took some time out to recharge his batteries before unveiling Mozer, in which he was the front man/songwriter and 2nd guitarist. Mozer produced two fine singles, 'Believe' and 'By My Side' and enjoyed various radio appearances. Sadly it was not meant to be and Mozer split, leaving way for Andy to finally persue a solo career, to strip back the sound and concerntrate on the melodies and honest lyrics.
Angry Young Teddy Bears, The
A name used between the days of The Patrol and before The Waterfront were formed (early 80s possibly '82-'83)... it was after Ian Brown's scootering days and when John Squire and Andy Couzens were talking about putting a band back together. They only went under this name for a very short time.
Bad Man Wagon
Fronted by ex-Stone Roses' vibe man Steve Cressa they produced the 2003 LP 'A Day Late And A Dollar Down'.
The blues band that Stuart Fletcher was playing bass with the night John Squire went out for a drink after leaving The Stone Roses.
They were compared to The Stone Roses from the word go with their debut LP 'Expecting To Fly' and their brilliant single 'Slight Return'. And while I believe they were big fans of the Roses, Mani had a special name for them, the 'Bluetone Roses' due to the obvious similarities. The Bluetones also followed suit with their second album, the much darker rock, guitar fueled 'Return To The Last Chance Saloon'. They are still together but have been more of an underground band since the turn of the millenium, but recently put out a brand new EP entitled 'Serenity Now'.
Chris Helme provided vocals for them long before The Seahorses... "Well, there was Chutzpah. I was with them for about five years. I think we only had about four rehearsals all the time we were together, but we used to play a lot. About four or five dates a week. Ended up going round France with them. Did that for about six weeks. Funnily enough I remember more about that than I do about being in The Seahorses really."
Daisy Space / Genunine Moon Material
Chris Helme's first ever band.
Death In Vegas
Their 2004 LP, 'Scorpio Rising' feautured the track 'So You Say You've Lost Your Baby' which had guests from The Mod Father Paul Weller and our own Mani on bass, the album also saw Liam Gallagher lend his vocals to title track 'Scorpio Rising'.
Mani provided bass guitar on the track 'Colour Me' from her 1999 debut LP 'Afterglow'. Other musicians that worked with her on the LP included, Kevin Shields of Primal Scream. Dot Allison was formerly in One Dove.
One-time Faithless (live) drummer, Andy Treacey worked with John Squire for the initial sessions along with bassist Jonathan White and keyboard player John Ellis in John Squire's garage at his home in the Peak District. He recorded on 'Time Changes Everything' and played live with John throughout 2003 and was replaced by Luke Bullen.
Fireside Chaps, The
Another name that The Waterfront sometimes went by; the line up included John Squire, Kaiser (Dave Cartey), Andy Couzens, Mani/Pete Garner and Chris Goodwin - the band had more of an ad-hoc line up.
Go Home Productions
Their biggest suggest surely is their 'mash-up' of Kasabian's hit single 'Processed Beats' with the Roses' 'Waterfall' to produce the 2004 track 'Processed Waterfall'. They also are responsible for the Stone Roses/Aaliyah mash-up 'If My Girl Was Stoned'.
Groove Armada bassist Jonathan White (apparently aka Gecko or Stan as he's affectionately known by his friends) has also been a part of John Squire's (solo) band throughout its life-span, participating in the initial sessions of 'Time Changes Everything' up to the 2004 gigs and is credited on both studio albums and has also worked with Robbie Williams. Initial John Squire drummer, Andy Treacey also played with Groove Armada for 18 months. Additionally trumpet player Tim Hutton has been part of the Ian Brown live (and studio) line up since his live return in July 2004 at the Claremont Landscape Gardens gig in Esher, Surrey forming the basis of songs such as 'Time Is My Everything', 'Longsight M13' and 'The Sweet Fantastic'.
Fellow Madchestians, the Happy Mondays appeared on the same Top Of The Pops show as the Stone Roses (who performed the classic 'Fools Gold') performing their own anthem 'Hallelujah' at the high of the Stone Roses' success, showing the country that Manchester was the place to be for music at that time. Shaun Ryder's later band 'Black Grape' supported The Stone Roses at their Sheffield Arena gig (28th December 1995). Bass player Paul Ryder, also joined Ian Brown onstage for a number of tunes for Brown's Winter 2005 tour.
Based in York, Hayley Hutchinson has performed alongside The Yards (at various venues) for sometime now. Stuart Fletcher provides bass on all tracks of her debut album 'Independently Blue' and percussion on 'Deadman' and Chris Helme provides backing vocals on tracks 'Independently Blue', 'Find Myself Lost' and 'Fall Down'. Hayley also appeared on The Yards last B-side, a live rendition of 'Get Off My Back'.
Founding member of The Stone Roses. After the Roses split and went their seperate ways, Ian Brown made the move to go solo, he returned with his debut LP, 'Unfinished Monkey Business', he's released 3 ('Golden Greats', 'Music Of The Spheres' and 'Solarized') other so far and in September 2005 he released his Greatest Hits ('The Greatest') and is (at time of writing) working on his 5th studio LP.
Founding member of The Stone Roses. After leaving the Roses John Squire formed the Seahorses who released 'Do It Yourself' in 1997. After the abortive second album recordings, John hooked up with Simon Tong and Simon Jones (both ex-Verve) and helped them for The Shining before making the big decision to unveil his solo career. He released his debut under the name 'John Squire', 'Time Changes Everything' in 2002 and the follow up 'Marshall's House' (inspired by an Edward Hopper calendar) in 2004. At time of writing his is currently writing new material for a possible 3rd solo LP. He previously promised a "ferocious guitar record", let's hope it's still on the way.
Groove Armada bassist Jonathan White (apparently aka Gecko or Stan as he's affectionately known by his friends) has also been a part of John Squire's (solo) band throughout its life-span, participating in the initial sessions of 'Time Changes Everything' up to the 2004 gigs and is credited on both studio albums and has also worked with Robbie Williams.
Hailed by some as the next big Manchester export, and even by some as the new Stone Roses (which is highly contested around these parts) the band's debut (and so far only) LP (self-titled), borrowed heavily from the heavy-guitar riff/experimental heritage of The Stone Roses; but I always thought of them to be closer-sounding to Primal Scream, indeed Mani is a big supporter of their, congratulating them on their use of the bass guitar (playing it as a lead instrument) and their 'take-on-the-world' attitude. Go Home Productions also 'mashed-up' Kasabian's hit single 'Processed Beats' with the Roses' 'Waterfall' to produce the 2004 track 'Processed Waterfall'.
Manic Street Preachers
The Manics supported the Roses at their Wembley Arena gig in (29th December) 1995. They returned the favour later when Ian Brown (solo) supported them for their December 2002 tour. The Manics also gave Ian Brown his first opportunity to provide his own remix. His remix of 'Let Robeson Sing' appeared on the CD single, Ian got in his whole band to re-work the backing for the track and even provided extra vocals in the form of a rap "Rocking in Havana like a Manic Street Preacher".
Formed by Clint Boon, Mani and Chris Goodwin in the early 80s, long before the days of The Stone Roses/Inspiral Carpets. Apparently the band recorded material on a regular basis, "I might even release it one day" Clint Boon said, according to John Robb's book 'The Stone Roses And The Resurrection Of British Pop'. Mani joined The Waterfront as did Chris Goodwin but only for about 3 rehearsals but would then go onto join Andy Couzens in his group The High and eventually end up with Electronic. Clint Boon would, of course, go on to form Inspiral Carpets, then The Clint Boon Experience before reuniting (with the 'Carpets) them for a tour. Other associated names - T'Mill, T'Challa Grid. Clint Boon also has a show now on the Revolution 96.2 FM station.
Aside from being another fine Manchester band, bassist Peter Hook also produced the Stone Roses' third single (first on the Silvertone label), 'Elephant Stone'... and more recently he's been writing with Mani and a third Manchester bass-man, ex-Smiths' Andy Rourke on a project called 'Freebass' which we may very well get to hear in 2006.
After attending a Stone Roses gig, the Gallagher brothers were inspired and later formed Oasis, never afraid to declare the Roses as part of their heritage. Liam Gallagher appears on the credits of The Seahorses' 1997 track 'Love Me And Leave Me' as co-writer (apparently the two met up in '96 and Liam had just bought a new guitar and John Squire was struggling to finish the track). Noel Gallagher also offered one of his tracks (which was originally called 'Teotihuacan' that he wrote for an X-Files soundtrack) to Ian Brown (he said, he wanted to rework it into a new song but everytime he sung over it, it sounded like Ian Brown), Brown wrote some new lyrics and it became 'Keep What Ya Got' and was the first single off Ian Brown's 4th solo album 'Solarized' (2004).
The very origins of The Stone Roses, formed around '79/'80 by John Squire, Ian Brown, Andy Couzens and Si Wolstencroft. Two tracks were recorded in Stockport in 1980, 'Jail Of The Assassins' and 'Too Many Tonnes'.
An early band that Andy Watts and Stuart Fletcher were in when they were about 19 and 15. The band were named after the small village near Durham. Also in the line up was Rob Wilson on guitar who has recently hooked back up with Stu to complete the line up of Rick Witter And The Dukes.
Not only do they come Mani-recommended but he was also producer on their track 'Standing In Your Shadow' (from the 1998 LP 'Only Forever'). The band members - James Mudriczki, Neil McDonald, Anthony Szuminski and Kevin Matthews are also said to have met on a bus on their way to watch the Stone Roses play at legendary Spike Island gig. Apparently none of them had tickets so they had to climb over a fence to be a part of Roses history!
Revolution 96.2 FM
Oldham based radio station that has given Mani his first regular show. Tune in every Monday 6-10pm for Mani's Manic Mondays.
Rick Witter & The Dukes
Fronted by ex-Shed Seven Rick Witter, features Stu Fletcher (also in The Yards) on bass, Rob Wilson on guitar and Matt Lunn (ex-Colour Of Fire) on drums. At their recent gigs they played their own new songs and Shed Seven classics.
After John Squire quit the Stone Roses he saw Stuart Fletcher playing bass with a blues band called The Blueflies when going for a drink. A friend famously caught Chris Helme busking outside of Woolworths in York and a few months later Andy Watts joined the band to complete the line up. The debut album 'Do It Yourself' was recorded and completed in a matter of weeks. The band disbanded in 1999 during the recording of what would have been their second LP (two possible titles were 'Minus Blue' and 'Motorcade').
Indie Brit-poppers Shed Seven enjoyed chart success in the same era as The Seahorses. After guitarist Paul Banks left the band (and after the Seahorses had split) he formed The Rising with Stu Fletcher, Robert 'Maxi' Maxwell (Audioweb - now full time Ian Brown drummer) and David McKellar. When that fell apart, Paul Banks, Stu Fletcher and Chris Helme formed The Yards (and Paul Banks parted company in 2004). Recently Stu Fletcher announced that he has joined a new band with ex-Shed Seven frontman Rick Witter, called The Dukes (as well as completing work on The Yards second album).
Stone Roses, The
The band you all came here to learn more about! The first line up saw Ian Brown, John Squire, Reni, Andy Couzens and Pete Garner release the debut single 'So Young'. The classic line up that saw the Roses at the height of success was Ian, John, Mani & Reni. The Roses last gig at Reading Festival '96 saw Reni & John replaced by Aziz Ibrahim, Robbie Maddix and Nigel Ippinson. The band's full life span ran from 1984-1996. The world is still waiting for their return.
Appeared on Aziz's debut LP 'Lahore To Longsight'... Aziz returned the favour by providing guitar on the track 'Soni' from Singh's 1998 LP 'OK'.
Groove Armada trumpet player Tim Hutton has been part of the Ian Brown live (and studio) line up since his live return in July 2004 at the Claremont Landscape Gardens gig in Esher, Surrey forming the basis of songs such as 'Time Is My Everything', 'Longsight M13' and 'The Sweet Fantastic'.
Another pre-Stone Roses band ('83-'84) the line up included John Squire, Kaiser (Dave Cartey), Andy Couzens, Mani/Pete Garner and Chris Goodwin - the band had more of an ad-hoc line up and sometimes went under the name The Fireside Chaps. The band did make a demo tape two tracks have since surfaced, '(On A Beach In) Normandy' and 'When The Wind Blows'.
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